Girl Rising Teams with Dotsub for Translation Project
Dotsub’s involvement with Girl Rising was brought about in collaboration with our strategic partner, Tertia. (See the companion article in this newsletter and visit www.tertia.us). Girl Rising is a groundbreaking film, a global social action campaign and an extraordinary opportunity to invest in girls in the developing world – creating a ripple effect that transforms families, communities and entire countries for generations.
The Film, released in March 2013 and directed by Academy-Award nominated director Richard Robbins, explores the lives of nine young girls from nine different countries and the barriers they confront as they strive to learn. Breaking down barriers, such as early marriage, gender-based violence, domestic slavery and sex trafficking, means not only a better life for girls but for the world at large.
The Movement is a grassroots global action campaign for girls’ education that arose from the film. Millions have seen the film and are spreading its message across campuses and communities of all kinds – raising both awareness and funds. Girl Rising partners with established nonprofit organizations that drive donations to programs that help girls get in school and stay in school. Girl Rising also addresses leaders of developing countries to enact thought and policy changes. The action campaign brings together NGOs, corporations and individuals who share a common commitment to the empowerment of girls and young women around the world.
Girl Rising continues to generate inspirational and informative videos. They will also be gearing up for International Women’s Day on March 8, 2014.
What you can do! Join the Team. Girl Rising is an early adopter of the Team Collaboration Feature in Dotsub projects! The Team Collaboration feature enriches the collaborative experience for groups that want to work together to caption and translate videos. As of January 15, 2014, Girl Rising will have 37 videos accessible via the Girl Rising Crowd-Source Project on Dotsub.
Girl Rising is seeking to crowd-source the translation of their videos into as many languages as possible. Of particular interest are volunteers to translate into Spanish, Hindi, Arabic, and Chinese. Of course, Girl Rising would welcome translators of any language! Visit http://dotsub.com/teams/girlrising to volunteer.
For more information about Girl Rising visit http://girlrising.com